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Two power plants get ministers council OK

The Cambodian government on Friday approved two power plant projects worth more than $1.3 billion in total in what authorities said was an effort to reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on imports. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/two-power-plants-get-ministers-council-ok

Government unit publishes 132-page treatise on threat of ‘colour revolution’

The Council of Ministers released a no-holds-barred book about its efforts to root out a purported foreign-backed “colour revolution” in Cambodia yesterday, lashing out at superpowers like the United States for supposedly trying to cause “immeasurable catastrophe” in the country.​ ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-unit-publishes-132-page-treatise-threat-colour-revolution

Law against insulting the king in the works

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Council of Ministers would hold a meeting today to prepare amendments to the constitution and the penal code to create laws against insulting the king. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106109/law-against-insulting-the-king-in-the-works/

Prime minister confirms construction of new airports

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the kingdom will soon be serviced by two new international airports, confirming the construction of new airfields in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Mr Hun Sen’s announcement comes days after the Council of Ministers formally approved on Friday ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102797/prime-minister-confirms-construction-of-new-airports/

Government plans to slim down Cabinet

Officials holding the position of secretary of state will no longer be members of the Cabinet after July’s general election, it was announced yesterday.Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said the government will soon amend the law to allow for a reduction in the number ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101012/japan-donate-140-buses/

Government lays out three-year plan for $5.4B public investment

Cambodia will need to spend about $5.4 billion on public investment over the next three years to maintain its economic growth while reducing poverty, according to a draft outline of the government’s three-year programme for public investment. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-lays-out-three-year-plan-54b-public-investment

Government denounces US,EU criticism of Adhoc 5 detention

The government has lashed out at the U.S. and E.U. over their criticism of the detention of five current and former rights workers in Cambodia for more than a year, adopting the language of its critics by calling their statements “politically motivated.” ...

Matt Surrusco
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-denounces-us-eu-criticism-of-adhoc-5-detention-129201/

Trade in breast milk outlawed

The government yesterday announced a total ban on the collection and export of human breast milk, after it emerged poor women had been earning cash through the trade. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37002/trade-in-breast-milk-outlawed/

Draft law on trade remedies adopted

The Council of Ministers on Friday adopted a draft law on trade remedies to protect local producers, businesses, enterprises and foreign businesses operating in Cambodia from imported products being sold below their cost base. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36882/draft-law-on-trade-remedies-adopted/

Acleda to issue new ATM cards

Acleda Bank will issue new ATM, debit and credit cards to all its customers nationwide with the new bank logo, in compliance with an order issued by the Council of Ministers, said the bank’s CEO yesterday. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35668/acleda-to-issue-new-atm-cards/

Bank ordered to replace its logo

ACLEDA Bank, Cambodia’s largest bank in terms of assets, will have to shell out millions in the next three weeks to comply with a Council of Ministers decision last Friday that the private financial institution must redesign and replace its logo on all company materials ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bank-ordered-replace-its-logo

Royal gazette to move online

The government will this year stop printing the royal gazette for sale to the public and begin publishing new editions online, an official said yesterday. ...

Mech Dara and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-gazette-move-online

Draft consumer law completed

The Ministry of Commerce has finished the draft consumer protection law and will soon submit it to the Council of Ministers, according to a senior government official.​ ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34241/draft-consumer-law-completed/

Gov’t okays $5 bil for 2017 budget

The National Budget 2017 was approved on Friday by the Council of Ministers, with a government expenditure of about $5.04 billion. This represents an increase of about 15.6 percent compared to the 2016 budget of $4.36 billion, according to a government statement. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31146/gov---t-okays--5-bil-for-2017-budget/

Government salaries to rise

Prime Minister Hun Sen, ministers, secretaries of state and 2,500 other civil servants and political figures will receive substantial pay rises after the Council of Ministers approved a draft of the 2017 Draft Law on Financial Management on Friday. During the cabinet meeting, Mr. Hun Sen ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31167/government-salaries-to-rise/

Massive $23.2B project gets ‘green light’

Several subordinates of a senior minister within the office of the prime minister registered and rubber-stamped a gargantuan $23.2 billion investment project chaired by the minister’s wife, while officials in the know say the project stands little chance of getting off the ground. ...

Jack Davies, Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/massive-232b-project-gets-green-light

Sub-decree approval rules amended

From now on, only certain sub-decrees will need to be pored over by the cabinet before they are signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the premier told a session of the cabinet on Friday morning, although failing to specify what the selection criteria would be. Mr. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30162/sub-decree-approval-rules-amended/

Ministries eye budget bumps for next year

The Ministry of Economy and Finance finished month-long consultations with key ministries on Thursday in preparation for the drafting of Cambodia’s budget for 2017. ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-eye-budget-bumps-next-year

US offers tips for cybercrime team

Cambodian police, prosecutors and policymakers were hosted in Washington recently by the US government, as part of America’s efforts to support the drafting of the Kingdom’s controversial cybercrime law. ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-offers-tips-cybercrime-team

Chams not integrated into society: US report

Cham Muslims are not fully integrated into Cambodian society and many Cambodian people continue to think Chams are practitioners of “black magic,” according to a report on religious freedom released last week by the US State Department. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28645/chams-not-integrated-into-society--us-report/

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